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The Abraaj Group Announces the Winning Artists and Curator for 2016

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The Abraaj Group, has announced the curator, winning and  shortlisted artists selected for the eighth prestigious Abraaj Group Art Prize  the most significant arts prize in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia,  recognised globally for its generous and innovative support of artists.

Artists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia were invited to submit proposals for  a major new commission – a “dream project”, to be produced through a $100,000 award and  then revealed as part of a group exhibition at the tenth edition of Art Dubai, March 16-19, 2016. The exhibition, curated by the Guest Curator, also features works by three shortlisted  artists, who each receive a cash prize of $10,000.

The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2016 Winning Artist: Artist duo Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme;
The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2016 Shortlisted Artists:  Dina Danish, Basir Mahmood and Mahmoud Khaled;
The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2016 Guest Curator: Nay Hag.

Claudia Malfitano

  • Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme
  • Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, The Part About the Bandits, 2012, a video still from the first segment of their “The Incidental Insurgents” (2012–15) series. Courtesy of IKSV Bienal, Istanbul. Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, The Part About the Bandits, 2012, a video still from the first segment of their “The Incidental Insurgents” (2012–15) series. Courtesy of IKSV Bienal, Istanbul.

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